Ice causes suspension of East River Ferry, delays on several NJ Transit lines

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28:  A ferry boat traverses the East River as it snows during the morning commute on January 28, 2013 in New York City.  Following some of the coldest weather this winter, temperatures are expected to gradually warm during the week in New York.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 28: A ferry boat traverses the East River as it snows during the morning commute on January 28, 2013 in New York City. Following some of the coldest weather this winter, temperatures are expected to gradually warm during the week in New York. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW JERSEY (PIX11) — Record cold weather is affecting the commute by road and river Friday as ice causes havoc with train tracks and ferries.

After working to clear ice masses, the East River Ferry notified riders that all service will be suspended at least until Saturday.

NJ Transit is warning of 20 minute delays in and out of New York as workers try to clear the ice hampering the following lines:

  • Northeast Corridor
  • North Jersey Coast
  • Morris and Essex
  • Montclair-Boonton

Trains on those lines are operating on a single track while the ice is cleared, NJ Transit said.

PATH was accepting NJ Transit train tickets and passes in Newark Penn and New York but is no longer doing so, the agency said in a 12:30 p.m. update.